November 26, 2021; Carson, California, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Hank Bachmeier (19) kicks the ball against the San Diego State Aztecs in the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park. San Diego State defeated Boise State 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports
- Boise State and Oregon State open their seasons in Week 1 on Saturday, September 3
- Beavers are just 2.5 point favorites betting on Broncos in CFB odds
- Read the Boise State vs Oregon State odds, spread and best bet for Week 1 below.
This game brings Boise State to Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers in a Week 1 game on Saturday, September 3. Kick-off is scheduled just after 10:30 p.m. at Reser Stadium and the match will be broadcast on ESPN. Both teams will be looking to get off to a strong start after respectable 2021 seasons where both sides won seven times.
Oregon State is now just a 2.5-point betting favorite and the total is set at 59.0 for this contest.
Let’s take a closer look at the Boise State vs Oregon State odds and bring you our best bets and predictions.
Boise State vs. Oregon State Odds
|Boise State||+2.5 (-110)||+120||More than 59.0 (-110)|
|Oregon State||-2.5 (-110)||-145||Less than 59.0 (-110)|
Odds as of September 2 on BetMGM.
Oregon State has -145 on the money line in college football odds, giving them an implied probability of winning of 59.2%.
Boise State wants to get back in the Picture Bowl
After a mediocre 7-5 season, Boise State would like to put 2021 behind them. The Broncos and sophomore head coach Andy Avalos want to get back to the level of Bryan Harsin and Chris Petersen who have consistently guided Boise State to 10-win seasons and bowl victories.
Boise State wants to get back to that level but knows it won’t be easy. They start the season at +110 in Mountain West title odds, just ahead of Air Force and Fresno State.
Since 2000, only 5 teams have had more than one perfect season in college football: Alabama
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Although they took a few hits in the transfer and graduation window, Boise State could still be closer to that 12th-ranked defense from last season. They allowed just 19 points per game. The Broncos were a very solid defense that only gave up 206.9 passing yards. Even their run defense gave up a respectable four yards per game.
What was a little weirder last season was that the Broncos were better on the road than expected. Boise State went 4-2 away from home. Their real problems were at home where .500 was the best they could find. The team looks stronger and ready to race in the Mountain West championship this year.
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On offense, that’s it for fifth-year senior Hank Bachmeier. It’s time for him to lead a talented rising Broncos team to a potential nine- or 10-win season.
The unit was worse against the run than the pass itself. The Broncos only managed 29 points per game last season, but improved in the trenches. That should give Bachmeier more time to find his targets and bolster the Boise State offense.
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Oregon State tries to continue dominating the house
Head coach Jonathan Smith will be looking to make some improvements with an Oregon State team that has shown brilliance, especially at home (6-0) but struggled on the road. Chance Nolan and company made it to a bowling game but were blocked by Utah State.
The Beavers did great things offensively. Nolan had 19 touchdowns for ten interceptions and went for nearly 300 yards to go with nearly 2,700 through the air. The question is if they can be a bit more prolific in a Pac-12 conference where scoring extra points could help a lot.
There is a weird wrinkle with games at Reser Stadium this season unlike seasons past. It is significant.
Oregon State’s Reser Stadium had 43,500 before it imploded one side, so it’s 26,000 during renovations and will be close to 39,000 when complete.
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Can Smith and Nolan still be this good without that intimidating student section and stadium setup? They get a huge test at Boise State, which argues it’s in the top 25 (got five votes). The defense they play in week 1 will cause crises. Boise State is returning 20 of its top 22 tacklers from 2021. Oregon State could have trouble in the trenches.
Oregon State’s projected total of 6.5 NCAAF wins seems pretty accurate. Given their schedule and their ability to play better as the season progresses, six or seven wins are entirely possible.
Boise State vs Oregon State Prediction
ESPN’s Power Football Index called Boise State a contender and favorite over Mountain West because of its balance.
Boise State could very well reach the 30-35 point range if their offensive line comes together a bit. Their defense is known.
Bettors may be underestimating Boise State on the road. This game opened at 3.5 and came back at 2.5. Take Boise State with the dots and outright too.
Pick: Boise State (+2.5)
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